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# The Glass Wall: Why Mathematics Can Seem Difficult

by
Frank Smith

What makes mathematics understandable?What makes mathematics confusing?

Could something be wrong with the way mathematics is taught?

Following his years of studying human intellectual accomplishments such as language, reading, writing, thinking, and learning, Frank Smith now turns his critical lens on the teaching and learning of mathematics. In The Glass Wall, Smith helps u ...more

Could something be wrong with the way mathematics is taught?

Following his years of studying human intellectual accomplishments such as language, reading, writing, thinking, and learning, Frank Smith now turns his critical lens on the teaching and learning of mathematics. In The Glass Wall, Smith helps u ...more

Paperback, 165 pages

Published
July 28th 2002
by Teachers College Press
(first published July 2002)

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Frank Smith is a contemporary psycholinguist recognized for his contributions in linguistics and cognitive psychology, both nationally and internationally, over the past 35 years. He is regarded as an essential contributor to research on the nature of the reading process together with researchers such as George Armitage Miller, Kenneth S. Goodman (see Ken Goodman), Paul A. Kolers, Jane W. Torrey,
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